• Short Summary

    Lord Mountbatten inspects Indian and British troops before they drop bombs in the jungle.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Driving out the Japs. Imphal and Kohima.

    India.

    Various shots of Lord Louis Mountbatten inspecting and shaking hands with Indian soldiers and British men of the 14th Army. They are near the Burmese border. He looks at captured Japanese tanks and a 'sticky' bomb, a type of hand grenade that secures itself to any metal it is thrown against. Various shots as airmen strap on their jungle emergency kit before getting in their planes. Various shots as Hurricanes (Hurri-bombers) taxi and take off from jungle aerodrome. Air to air shots of planes. Various shots of explosions in jungle village. C/U British and Indian troops firing Vickers machine gun and bren guns. Field telephones are used to give positions. M/S infantry moving forward. M/S's as troops pose with captured Japanese equipment and flag. M/S infantry and tanks advance along jungle road in the rain.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1366.01
    Media URN:
    44765
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:17:00 / 01:03:16:00
    Canister:
    44/67

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